The Illini 4000's Journal

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Day 2: Beacon, NY to Albany, NY May 19, 2019

Today’s ride was dedicated to Jayce Cunningham, a friend of mine. Jayce fought Leukemia for many months and passed away in March of 2018. Today would have been his 23rd birthday, and this day weighs Read more…

Day 1: Central Park, NYC to Beacon, NY May 18, 2019

Each day, we dedicate our ride to someone. This inspires us to keep going, even when things might get tough. Our ride today was dedicated to an individual from our community who was diagnosed with Read more…

Day 0: rollin’ out in the morning! May 17, 2019

Today was very exciting! The team took the subway to meet with one of our beneficiaries, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. We got to meet one of the fellows who is conducting important research Read more…

Day -1: everyone has arrived safely in New York! May 16, 2019

Hello friends, family members, and all supporters of the Illini 4000! My name is Kaitlin Block and I am a member of the 2019 Bike America team. I will be updating the team journal every Read more…

Day 76: The one where they crossed the bridge and became cross country cyclists Aug 03, 2018

Today the team rode 16 miles from San Rafael to San Francisco!! We really did it, we biked all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Saying it even now feels surreal, we really made Read more…

Day 75: The last big ride Aug 02, 2018

Today the team had our last “real” ride which consisted of 57 miles from Healdsburg to San Rafael. The day started out strong with a team circle where everyone awkwardly held hands as we heard Read more…